New Delhi, Jan 27(Agencies): The biggest cricket venue at Kolkata—The Eden Garden— will not host the game between India and England which was scheduled for February 27 which has been shifted due to incomplete construction at the venue.

The ICC's inspection team drew on the knowledge and experience of some of the leading experts in the field of stadium and ground preparation and the view was that Eden Gardens would not be ready by 27 February.

"Regrettably, Eden Gardens has not made sufficient progress to justify the level of confidence required to confirm that the venue would be ready in good time," Haroon Lorgat, the ICC chief executive, said. "This was no easy decision to take and while it is most unfortunate, it is absolutely necessary."

Earlier, Eden Gardens had twice missed the deadline for stadium completion and the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) had asked for a renewed deadline till Feb 5.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has given a renewed deadline till Jan 31 for completion of the stadium as Eden is lagging behind in construction work.

However, CAB president Jagmohan Dalmiya earlier had expressed confidence that renovation work at the Eden Gardens will be completed well before Feb 27.

The ICC had previously raised concerns about progress of Eden's renovation work after the CAB failed to meet the November 30, 2010 deadline.

The famed Eden Gardens is scheduled to hold four matches in the World Cup.